Dragon Quest VIII low fps

This game works great (constant 30 fps) in villages, buildings … etc, but when I go outside to the outside world my fps drops to 10 or less at times and it is a bit frustrating
Is it just me or is it because of the emulation of this game? any solutions?

System Information

  • Operating System:
  • CPU: i7-10750H
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2060
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Canary 1970
  • Game: Dragon quest VIII
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

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Do the fps drops only occur when monsters pop in? You can try underclock Citra a bit in the System tab and see if that helps. Be aware that you can occasionally freeze or crash as it makes emulation unstable.